The world number two beat Patricia Maria-Tig before being fined $15,000 by the tournament for not honouring her media obligations – something preemptively addressed on Twitter last week. The 23-year-old ultimately withdrew, not wanting to act as a distraction for the tournament. Continue reading
Defending champion Sofia Kenin wasn’t satisfied but crucially got the job done, while there were comfortable wins for Cori Gauff, Daniil Medvedev, Rafael Nadal and some surprising results too – David Goffin, Victoria Azarenka and Johanna Konta all crashed out on Day 2. Continue reading
Johanna Konta, world number 14, has revealed how grateful she is to have been one of the lucky ones permitted to practice for five hours a day – considering 72 others, including compatriot Heather Watson (#58), have been locked in their hotel rooms for two weeks after positive COVID-19 cases were confirmed on flights taking players to Australia earlier this month.
Andy Murray and world no. 12 Roberto Bautista Agut, as seen in the picture above, are among the high-profile tennis players that have spoken recently about their plans to return – with the US Open on everyone’s minds.
Cori Gauff’s Wimbledon fairytale came to a crashing end as she lost 6-3, 6-3 to world number seven Simona Halep, who showed her class to earn a quarter-final place on Monday. Continue reading
Johanna Konta made history, becoming Britain’s first woman to reach the French Open semi-finals since 1983 with an emphatic 6-1, 6-4 win over last year’s finalist Sloane Stephens on Philippe-Chatrier. Continue reading
Johanna Konta will be tough to beat during this fortnight’s Grand Slam tournament in France, her new coach Dimitri Zavialoff has warned.
Johanna Konta is into the semi-finals of this year’s Wimbledon tournament after a 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 victory over number two seed Simona Halep yesterday evening in a thrilling encounter.